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Signal Bar Glitch or problem?
Hey guys I've had my Epic for about a week and noticed some strange problems with the signal bar icon. I will go from having 3-4 bars in one spot down to 0 randomly and was wondering if anybody else shared this problem. I was using my phone today and saw that it happened while browsing the web but even at 0 bars I was able to browse the web without any problems. I was just curious if anybody else shared this problem or noticed it, thanks!
- 09-22-2010, 08:04 PM #2
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- 09-22-2010, 10:13 PM #5
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normally signal bars should be take with a grain of salt. but my time searching for signal, time without signal is very very high on Epic, and what is crazy-- is it is worse since the update!
This means loss of connectivity, slower time to first ring, and a beating for the battery.
- 09-22-2010, 10:16 PM #6
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- 09-23-2010, 01:33 AM #9
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Have you tried toggling airplane mode on then off? If I recall correctly, the high "time without signal" is due to something wierd in the programming that makes it want to look for a CDMA signal. Granted, this is what I remember reading randomly one day so I have no sources to back this up, however, I'm sitting at 3% time without signal on 8 hours of being unplugged (from 70% start power, for those of you counting battery time) which corresponds to about the time i'd expect between dead zones at work and home.
- 09-23-2010, 11:37 AM #10
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- 09-24-2010, 01:40 PM #13
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yes the toogle airplaine works but only until reset.
No question worse reception, as the concensus is.
I did some tests with my airave yesterday and today using Touch Pro, Treo Pro and a Pre. In walk away tests the Epci lost signal about 30% sooner than all of those handsets.
Because of the 3G limits I have also been doing a lot of testing with speed test in same location with several devices and even download consistently lower and more subject to drop on Epic.